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E160BHM

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  1. MCC, your first picture brings back lots if memories. My first jobs as a tractor operator were with a C Farmall, cultivating, mowing with a 27V mower and raking with a rake like yours. IIRC, the “rope” of the windrow varied with the hay moisture, how heavy the crop, and the crop itself as in grass vs legume. Seems like there was a crank that would adjust the cam track for the tooth bars to change the angle of the teeth and thus the lifting of the hay. Too bad the rake operators manual is long gone. Brian
  2. I grew up about 10 miles northwest of Winterset on what is now Hogback Bridge Road and it was the shortest route to town. Hogback Bridge is now bypassed, but have driven through it many times. The bridge is single lane and in the middle of an “s” curve so you could not tell if someone was coming through the bridge until you were almost on it. Have never been through the museum, guess it is too close to home.
  3. I worked in parts at the local IH dealership from 1973 until early 1984 when it closed. In 1979 or 1980 (don‘t remember which) we sold as many tractors in December as we had sold the rest of the year. It was said that some customers were told by their accountants that they needed to spend some money to reduce their taxes and money was very easy to borrow. When the bottom dropped out of grain prices many farmers had plenty of machinery and/or could not afford payments and our sales dried up. The dealership closed in January of 1994, still profitable, but the owner could not see a reasonable future.
  4. Pavers were always fun to spec and order. Lots of options, starting with wheels or tracks all the way down to right or left hand threads on the screed adjusting screws (an operator preference thing).
  5. At least save the front plate! 😀😀
  6. Per my wife, deer are the original suicide terrorists.
  7. Here are some sicke section tools I have had for years. Rivet-Eze II. Was sold by the John Day Co in Omaha. May still be available. The left side has a punch to remove the rivet. The right side has a sleeve to clamp the section against the bar and hold the rivet. The center countersink “punch” is used to set the rivet. Is used to replace sections without removing the sickle from the machine. Davies 119-3/4 rivet buster on top. A one sided chisel to remove rivet heads. Davies 215-1/4 rivet set on bottom. Has a countersunk hole in end to form the rivet top. See next picture. The Davies brand is hard to find. Do not remember where I got them. Brian
  8. E160BHM

    Tragedy

    A few years ago, I had a coworker who took his life. As I look back, it seemed that he was withdrawing as he seemed to come into the office less and less. He called me one day, and said he was working while parked in the yard to use the company high speed internet rather than come inside. It did not seem noteworthy at the time. After his death, his phones were redirected to my desk. It was hard to have to tell callers of his death as the inevitable question was “what happened?”. The hardest of all was when his widow asked if she could have a recording of his phone voice mail greeting only to find that it had been deleted must the day before. A sad time indeed. Brian
  9. What is the reason for the very long rotation?
  10. I’ll have to look.. The mice probably got there first!
  11. Some IH parts came like that also.
  12. Had a little storm go through here yesterday evening. If you look close, it is a full double rainbow.
  13. In Indiana I saw where someone had dropped a coil alongside the Interstate. Came back a few days later and it had been unrolled on the side of the road. The salvage crew was 2 guys with a one ton truck and a cutting torch loading each piece by hand.
  14. That is an interesting take on things. I have the 1949 C Farmall that my dad bought new. I was born that year and it was the first tractor I drove and I own it now. It has never been painted and has set outside most of its life. As I remember the tractor, I mostly see it as its current rusty brown color. If it was painted up it would be like the 2 that were sold at a recent auction. Rusty brown, it is the only tractor my dad never sold and it still has his “fingerprints” all over it.
  15. E160BHM

    2404

    Looking at the online parts book for the 2404, a power steering tractor should have a cylinder on the right side of the front axle. In your pictures I see hoses that go from under the dash to that area. The parts book also shows a hydraulic steering control under the dash with 4 hydraulic ports as well as the manual shaft, u joints etc to the steering gear under the radiator. Speculation on my part, maybe this is how it operates: Moving the steering wheel sends oil to the cylinder. The steering gear and shaft then provides feedback to the steering control as well as manual steering backup. 1. Check the steering shaft u joints, keys and roll pins to be sure none are sheared. Also check the steering arm under the steering gear. It has a key that may be sheared. 2. jacking up the front end would allow you to test the steering gear by manually steering with the tractor not running. If it steers OK with no bumps, grinds, etc in the steering gear, the problem is likely in the hydraulic control valve. Jeff Foreman, jeffsbigdawg@gmail.com advertises rebuilt valves in Red Power Magazine. The valve picture you posted is the flow divider and priority valve for the steering. Brian
  16. If clearance is a problem, get the high arch hold downs that are used on the inside end over the sickle drive. They will fit anywhere on the bar.
  17. I had a 504 utility and the PTO lever was high on the left side at an angle that was very difficult for me. I lengthened tho connecting rod in the linkage to get the lever lower and much easier to use. Did make it somewhat in the way while mounting the tractor, tho.
  18. We have a local body shop that collects and burns used oil for heat. He is glad to get a little gas to mix in. He says it makes it more like fuel oil.
  19. Danny: Here is a picture of a 5P2963 adapter from a Cat Tool Guide that may be what is needed. Maybe someone at a Cat dealer can look in the Tool Room? hint hint… The large thread (1/2-20) agrees with what @CIHTECH said, and an unverified Google result says 0.302” x 32 is the external threads on a valve stem. Brian
  20. The cylinder you have is p/n 371292R93. 3 1/2 X 8 with 7/8-14 straight thread ports. It should be 21 1/4 inches retracted. Overhaul kit 363138R93. As Big Steve says, rear head is 371298 R93, which is replaced by 60782C1 head, 27267R1 pin, 520175R1 clip and 404015R1 ring. Check your local dealer for availability. Parts breakdown can be found in a # 70 plow book and other machines. Brian
  21. Maybe this is it? https://bestbeebrothers.com/blogs/blog/how-to-create-a-diy-carpenter-bee-trap
  22. The parts book shows 539280R1 transmission temperature switch used after s/n 47731. Some clues: Parts diagrams show it directly under the instrument panel (item 82) pointed to the rear.. It does not show in service manual wiring diagrams until the Hydro 70 model. Tan wire connected to the temp indicator light. I do not have the IH hydro manual, but looking at the I&T manual I wonder if it goes into the the multivalve that is on top of the hydro unit. No obvious ports to the rear so maybe it points to the front? Pic from the I&T manual: Another idea is to contact Herr’s Machine Hydrostatics. They specialize in IH hydros and will likely know exactly where the switch goes. Link: https://herrshydro.com/ Brian
  23. Quick specs chart from a Westendorf book.
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